There is something about a watch face that defies attraction. It's not that these mechanical things can be anthropomorphized in any way, this despite that there are hands, and the face, of course, and a wrist band. And yet there is nothing human about a watch.
Watches fall into place with mechanical typewriters. They were made to sit side-by-side and soak up one another's ambiance. The fingers that pound on keys and create a clatter are the same ones where six inches above, an analogue watch should rest.